Square Peg ● Round Hole







With all the racial tension that has been brought to light, I often wonder how we got to this place.  It seems as though we have taken a giant leap backwards and aren’t really seeing ourselves as human beings, but rather a labeled color.   Maybe we never really evolved.  Maybe we just put on a facade to give the appearance of moving forward.   It is an odd turn of events, but maybe one that is suppose to wake us up and really look at ourselves as children of God rather than a Crayola box.

It is with great thoughtfulness that I strive to look forward and not limit myself to past thinking.  Walking backwards blinds me to what is right in front of me.   Past thinking brings up old wounds and hurt that are reopened.  When I resort to old thinking patterns and my actions can become unkind and disrespectful.  It clouds me from seeing the person that stands in front of me.

It isn’t easy.  Lord knows there are people in my life that wounded me and drive me bat-shit-crazy, but part of my lesson is to learn to see them as God does.  This doesn’t mean we have to be friends, but it does encourage a level of acceptance in order to move forward.  People can and will disappoint me.  It is up to me to expand my thinking and learn to accept.

“The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he would have done you a greater on.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.